An A-Z Guide To The Search For Plato's Atlantis

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    As part of my process of disengagement from Atlantipedia, from June ’23 I shall be posting less frequently, rather than daily as I have done until now. Atlantipedia will remain online for the foreseeable future. I want to thank everyone who has written to me over the past few months with complimentary expressions of support […]Read More »
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    I have now published my new book, Joining The Dots, which offers a fresh look at the Atlantis mystery. I have addressed the critical questions of when, where and who, using Plato’s own words, tempered with some critical thinking and a modicum of common sense.Read More »

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Bramwell, James Guy

James Guy Bramwell (1911-1995) also wrote under the name of James Byrom. Included in his output is a very objective account[195] of the Atlantis debate in the book on the subject. Although somewhat dated now, Bramwell discusses in depth the credibility of Plato’s story as well as giving a good summary of the arguments in favour of Atlantis’ existence.

At one point in his book (p141) he denounced the view that Atlantis flourished during the Bronze Age as “untenable”!  With this in mind he looks at the Cro-Magnon invasion of Europe 25,000 years ago and their mysterious origin. They were a tall race with characteristic prominent cheekbones and a brain capacity greater than modern humans. Bramwell famously stated, “Atlantis must be understood as located in the Atlantic Ocean or it is not Atlantis at all.” Although frequently quoted, this somewhat glib quotation will not stand up to critical scrutiny if it can be shown that in the time of Plato and Solon that a number of critical terms used by him, such as ‘Atlantic’, ‘Pillars of Heracles’ and ‘Asia’, may have had a totally different meanings to what we understand today.

Bramwell’s book also contains an extensive bibliography.